Past Meetup

Big Data Meetup - Part of Big Data Week (Talks on Big Data / Messenger Bots)

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Angel Building, 407 St John Street · EC1V 4AB

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The nearest tube station is Angel. ( is part of Expedia, Inc)

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As there has been huge interest in Big Data and Messenger Bots from the group, we have worked with the organisers of Big Data Week ( and organised this special Meetup for Women Who Code London members.

This will be a great opportunity to network with women already working in the field or those wanting to get into Big Data.

Rough schedule for the evening -
6:00 -6:45 pm - Arrival / Networking / Food / Drinks
6:45 - 7:00 pm - Intros / Welcome (WWC / / Big Data Week)
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Talk 1 - "The Evolution of Data Exploration" by Cristina Grosu
7:30 - 8:00pm - Talk 2 - "Messenger Bots Are The New Apps"
8:00 - 9:00pm - Networking / Food / Drinks

Talk 1 - "The Evolution of Data Exploration" by Cristina Grosu

“Times are changing, and there is a constant pressure within organizations to innovate and adapt to the rapid advances that are happening in their own industry regarding marketing, customer experience or operations.

These new approaches are fueled by big data technologies and will forever change the way business is done.

During the talk, we will explore trends and state of the art technologies that can empower data-driven organisations go from ideas to insights to outcomes in real-time.”

Cristina ( is a Product Manager at Bigstep ( and is a genuine big data enthusiast. At Bigstep, she is in charge of designing a Data Laboratory that is meant to encourage data experimentation and empower users to explore the frontiers of big data and data-driven decision making.

Talk 2 - Messenger Bots Are The New Apps

We keep hearing that bots are the new apps, but are they really? Why now? We’ve had bots around for years. The definition of a bot is an application that performs one or more automated tasks, and we’ve been automating talks for decades. There are many reasons why suddenly bots are the talk of the town. Hear more about the topic from Lilian Kasem, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.

Lilian ( is a Technical Evangelist within the Developer Experience Group (DX) at Microsoft. She is a Computer Science graduate, tech enthusiast and IoT hobbyist. Lilian has previously worked as a Software Engineer developing Mobile and Web applications. Her areas of interest include Cognitive Services, Bots, Xamarin and Mobile Development.